Premier notes first covid-19 case in EC


Eastern Cape premier, Oscar Mabuyane, has called for people to intensify the implementation of prevention measures following the first confirmed covid-19 case in the province.

The health department has indicated that the patient was a
28-year-old female who had traveled to Germany.

Mabuyane said treatment protocols have been implemented and the patient was under quarantine.

“We are also tracing all the people that this patient had physical contact with to take them through tests for the virus. We are now at a point where all of us must be extra careful,” he said.

Mabuyane wished the patient a speedy recovery and best results for the medical team who will be working with the patient.

“Our facilities are ready to provide medical treatment to the patient. Members of the public must not panic but must implement every precautionary measure that has been communicated to prevent the spread of the virus,” he said.

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